Drs. Almeida Knows When A Simple Problem Can Become Serious

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Today in the Lone Tree family dentist blog, we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems.

Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be cause by cold sores, gum disease, or biting the inside of your mouth. They may also be cause by the irritation that results from broken teeth or braces.

In fact, any inflammation of the membranes in the mouth can be classified as stomatitis. Stomatitis can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even to fall asleep at night. These pests can really have an impact on the lives of Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, and Littleton residents!

The good news is that most of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. However, there is a possibility that a viral or bacterial infection can occur, so it’s important to let your Denver dentist know about these sores. Even if there are no complications, your dentist can help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

Hi. We’re Drs. Almeida & Bell. We take care of patients in the Denver area at our comfortable and friendly Lone Tree dental office. We want our patients to have the best oral health possible. If you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at 720-306-8057.

Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, dental bonding, and dental implants.

We hope to see you in our Lone Tree office soon!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
“Stomatitis”, WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/stomatitis-causes-treatment, accessed on September 11, 2013

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center, we have been providing sedation since 1977. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time required to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health issues. Call 720-306-8057 to schedule a consultation.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry–we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated–but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 1977.

Regular dental check-ups are vital for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

We offer full-service dental care including teeth whitening, dental bridges, and sedation dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental information from Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone Tree.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

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Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most people who are considering cosmetic dentistry know about cosmetic dental procedures frequently advertised in the Denver area.

This includes porcelain veneers: a custom-made, wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and cracks in teeth. Many Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center patients get minimally invasive veneers on their top six teeth for a dramatic improvement.

Orthodontia has received a lot of attention over the past twenty years with the introduction of invisible and short-term braces. Braces are not only for ‘tweens and teenagers. Often, our adult patients choose to straighten their teeth with invisible braces and achieve unforgettable smiles.

Used for generations, porcelain crowns continue to restore decayed or damaged teeth while providing beauty, strength and natural function. Porcelain crowns are also used with industry-leading dental implants to restore missing teeth.

A lesser-known cosmetic dental procedure is teeth lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), you may be interested in crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.

When a gummy smile is corrected, our Lone Tree crown lengthening patients are often surprised at how it positively affects their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth that have been hidden under gum tissue their whole life.

Sometimes, dentists use the crown lengthening procedure when a tooth is fractured at the gumline. The surgery makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging helps dentists perform crown lengthening with precision. A highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure allows the cosmetic dentist to contour a gumline to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you would like to find out if crown lengthening is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center at 720-306-8057. We are located at 8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200 in Lone Tree. We look forward to showing you photos of crown lengthening patients who are enjoying their new look.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

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Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For Lone Tree Smiles

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Hi! Welcome to the Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center dental blog, where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the Denver area are curious about. Today’s focus is on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom-made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers correct a variety of problems, including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Littleton area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center a call. Dr. Almeida and Bell have been practicing advanced dentistry in Lone Tree, Colorado since 1977. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is our passion.

Please call 720-306-8057 and a member of our warm and comfortable staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on February 12, 2013

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Porcelain Veneers

Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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To upgrade your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more assertive in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you beautify your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least pricey teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a sparkling smile, give us a call at 720-306-8057 to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of issues including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

The warm and comfortable team of dental professionals at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

 

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, people could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)

If you are like many adults, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings. As the years went by, two fillings became three. If you didn’t drink fluoridated water, three fillings may have became four. Now, when you open wide, others see a mouthful of metal.

Fortunately, those with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.

Composite fillings are a natural, tooth-colored material made up of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin. They are strong and durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.

Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure. A conservative restoration leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.

To improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today: 720-306-8057. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth lightened in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be delighted with your new dazzling smile.

Ask us about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry and porcelain crowns. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 720-306-8057.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Do You Want To Change The Shape Of Your Gums?

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Most  dental patients know that cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry procedures improve your teeth. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, fix damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Do you realize how integral your soft tissues are to the overall appearance of your smile?

The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can correct gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and design them for the perfect smile.

If you’re unhappy with your gums, you might want to consider gum contouring. Many dentists and periodontists in Lone Tree offer gum contouring surgery.

This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. It is performed with a precision laser and is minimally invasive. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires no recovery time.

Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to decay and tooth loss. In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is usually taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Gum grafts applied to exposed tooth roots protect teeth from continuing gum recession and decay and reduce tooth sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts often increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process.

If you are seeking more details about gum contouring, gum recession, or any other dental procedure, call Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center today at 720-306-8057 to schedule a cosmetic dental smile makeover consultation.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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Let’s talk about the power of a smile.

A smile communicates your emotions more precisely than words can ever do. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. But what if you want to smile but the troubles with your teeth prevent you?

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can notice that personality without a smile. If you are frequently too embarrassed about your teeth to smile,  Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center  offers a range of solutions for you.

Do you ever think about how your facial expressions affect other people’s perceptions of you? Do you think it’s possible that your demeanor causes people to get the wrong impression? Perhaps they think you are shy, distant, timid, or unhappy.

Perhaps you’re worried that your unappealing smile has affected your career. How about your personal relationships? If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry.

What has prevented you from seeking a cosmetic dental smile makeover? Is it the cost? Fear that it’s going to be painful? Doubts about whether it will really work? Worry that you will have to take work off for several appointments? Maybe you are just too embarrassed to let anyone look in your mouth.

We invite you to come in for a free, informational smile makeover consultation. When we perform a cosmetic or restorative dental procedure for someone who has been embarrassed to smile for years, it changes that person’s life.

The key to a remarkable smile redesign is the competence of the dentist. To reach the level of perfection that you deserve, a cosmetic dentist must use all these things in combination with rare artistic skill. Our expert dentists do just that. Questions? Call us today!

 

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

What You See And What You Don’t

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If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete cosmetic dental makeover, you want people to notice the final outcome – your stunning smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. Today’s post talks about three important smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile.

Invisible Braces
Not everyone in wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Invisible braces keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after a tooth extraction. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others. Dental implants have many vital advantages over dental crowns.

We have been providing unmatched dental care since 1977. In addition to the services previously mentioned, ask us about veneers, tooth whitening and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

5 Cavity Basics

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Some of the most popular dental topics discussed in Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree relate to cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. However, the desire to avoid cavities is still the main reason Greenwood Village and Littleton residents visit their dentists, so today the Lone Tree dental blog is going to highlight the 5 things you need to know about cavities.

1. Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities.

2. Factors that contribute to tooth decay are:

Frequent eating
Consuming sugary beverages
Oral bacteria
Poor dental hygiene

3. Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, or Littleton dentist today for an appointment.

4. Cavities are more common among children, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t have to take precautions.

5. Avoiding cavities is simple. Be sure to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat right and avoid snacking, and have regular visits with your dentist.

If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Lone Tree area, give Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Denver since 1977. We can also answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring and smile makeovers.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center:

720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

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